Introduction:His name echoes with success, known for being most candid and suave, a person who is behind the camera, in front of the camera, in magazines, on TV shows. He is omnipresent. His persona exudes warmth, he spells his charm across the globe by turning reels, capturing every bit of his world, he is none other than the “Unsuitable Boy” he is Karan Johar. (simigarewalofficial.2012.October 29.Indiasmostdesirable). He has left a trail of glitter with not only his films and TV shows but also with his exceptionally riveting book “An Unsuitable Boy”. It has not only embraced his uniqueness as a person but the book has also touched millions of hearts sparking a desire to be an exuberant human being. The film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (Johar, 36) translated as the groom will take the bride away marked his debut as a director. Karan Johar continued to create magic on screen with films like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, something something happens (Johar, 56) and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, (sometimes happy and sometimes sad) that are classics for generations to come. Moving forward, his first attempt of utilising language is in first person “Today I finally feel liberated” he quoted (Johar,vii), his book comprises of conversations, facts in a chronological order. The words float into description and the language dances around being analytical creating a symphony of his final piece that includes notes with high keys and low keys. Adding on, Karan’s writing has left a blockbuster impact which allows the readers to experience and blend into the series of events through the writer’s eyes. (Sumreena.tripod.com, 2017). An Unsuitable Boy flashes soul-searching moments to snatches of conversations with celebrities like Shahrukh Khan & whose who of the industry appeared in his talk show “Koffee with Karan” (Johar, 181). It showcased four seasons on Star World with candid confessions laced with wit and humour. “I didn’t realise that this casual, irrelevant banter between me and the fraternity would be of such global interest” (Johar,185). In addition, the letters that create the title of the volume “An Unsuitable Boy” reflects on the society, fabricating a spectrum of colourful viewpoints on sexuality but ironically leaving just traces of sexual orientation in the minds of people. The title juxtapositions the colours of value against the black and white reality of homsexuality. The book adds layers of clarity to the distorted perceptions of society pertaining to homosexuality. This bold expression rings true about his grappling experiences with his own sexuality. The choice of topic and research that the camera adjusts the lens to focus and develop a photograph is “How has the biography “An Unsuitable Boy” demonstrated social and cultural factors that has influenced Karan Johar’s identity?” The lens shade protects the shadows of the negatives expressing the social and cultural factors through the vision of a camera capturing the mind’s eye. The social factors play a series of images in Karan’s subconscious and conscious mind affecting his lifestyle in the areas of religion, wealth and family. Louise Hay a world renowned teacher showed the connection between the body and the mind. She said,If “we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be .” (Hay, prologue) Furthermore, cultural and social factors are interdependent. Cultural factors are established by belief, values, language of a nation’s society and are censored by laws. These features personify identity. An identity can be framed as a role of an individual character that contributes towards individuality or what a person naturally is. One of the main fields of research is identity crisis. Identity crisis is a period of an uncertainty and confusion in which a person’s sense of identity becomes insecure typically due to a change in the expected aims and roles in the society. (Oxford Dictionaries | English, 2018)These cameos have developed a script, fabricating a release to”An Unsuitable Boy”, by Karan Johar narrating his transitional scenes, blurring out within his own identity due to the blackout impact of social and cultural factors in today’s act, in India. The title of course could not have been “A Suitable Boy” because of the cultural and social implications it has, pertaining in the Indian society. Homosexuality is a stigma in the Indian society. Methodology: Various sources have composed the methodology, creating focal points to social and cultural factors and unruffling Karan Johar’s identity. The main origin of the source is a set of expressions that converted into a body of words, a memoir “An Unsuitable Boy” written by Karan Johar. The biography is complementing each section of the constituted research question “How has the biography”An Unsuitable Boy” demonstrated social and cultural factors that has influenced Karan Johar’s identity”. In connection, the book highlights how gender has been belittled and the treatment meted out by the society at large in relation to social and cultural factors. Adding on, the methodology adopted is carrying out a detailed research by exploring, collecting and organising elements in data from primary and secondary sources. They encompass themselves of YouTube, online blogs, websites, academic journals namely The Philosophy Book, The Sociology Book, newspaper articles and novels. One of the Youtube video titled “Beneath the surface by Anupama Chopra” aired on 21st October 2016. In this video, the interviewee Anupama Chopra a renowned film critique, interviewed Karan Johar. This served as a platter about his views on society, traditions, cultural morals and individuality. Furthermore, a newspaper article from the Times of India titled ‘Karan Johar’s shocking revelation in “An Unsuitable Boy” which appeared on the 29th of January 2017 listed five brutally honest confessions about his sexuality. The research is also supported by using novels and reference books. To name a few, Louise Hay “You can heal your life” suggests powerful affirmations to resolve pressing issues and an illness from our lives, “The Sociology and Philosophy Book” gives an insight to the reasons of the problems which human beings create and connect to well known theories. This variety has given a dynamic dimension to the research.Edited shades of Karan’s identity”I think the endeavour is to just make a film and then hope it travels as ‘much as it can”. (A,Z Quotes, Karan Johar).The lock has finally broken revealing a mystery of this man’s feelings that has been translated in his book, “An Unsuitable Boy” turning a reel that transports the readers to a world of glamour, glitz, empowerment, versatility. The once coy boy Karan Johar revealed that he lost his virginity at the age of 26, now showing that he was definitely not shy any longer. This is one of the highlights of the book which features a part of his identity. (Johar, 169). Karan Johar has a knack of telling a story through the reel life but this attempt of writing a novel “An Unsuitable Boy” is about his real life.The book unfurls a tale, filling the air with inquisitiveness and now fasten the seatbelt as the doors open to a wondrous life of Karan Johar and films a script of his good old days, his childhood. Karan Johar hailed from South Mumbai, Malabar hill. He was a “Sobo boy” (Johar,1). The childhood memories that are etched in his mind are some filled with fondness and some filled with fear. Karan Johar was the sole recipient of being showered with unconditional love from both parents. He is the son of a renowned film producer, Yash Johar and Hiroo Johar. He however felt amiss and was unable to recognise a feeling that he faced on a day to day basis. He felt different from the other boys and girls around him. A scene that clipped his childhood and played in the moments when he rewound an episode, was in the setting of a television set whilst he was an actor, his co-actor took him aside and commented “You are a very good actor, but your hand gestures are effeminate”(Johar,29). This criticism of a critique left him devastated, submerged him and rewrote into a thought being effeminate, equals to being abnormal. This incident, draws two lines, social and cultural factors, intersecting at the axis of identity. Thus, as a result the society offers an evaluation of what is acceptable and what is not. This is based upon the theories of values of a particular niche. That resulted in a cut to his television acting career. The throbbing desire of being accepted, trying to stop the pain, rewinding the labels that his co star Lilliput had labeled him with, made him pause his life and as a result when approached for another television show, his last line of this emotional episode was a refusal. The Judith Butler theory – (born February 24,1956)Judith Butler ,a renowned figure in the field of sociology runs a parallel series of theories which are perfectly in sync with Karan Johar’s experiences of being labelled and belittled. This episode reoccurred to Karan a multiple times, the feeling of being fat and having a personality complex layered and lying beneath the thoughts and his insecurities. The initial release of this inferiority complex originated from his childhood and was linked to a series of episodes to the college day season. An incident, that left this season’s main character dismissed and disregarded was when “I was called pansy, which is that you are not called as a man”. This aesthetic of the comment that conquered his mind and has till date left an impact made him state”I hate the word pansy”(Johar,4). This incident draws the connection and takes one back in time to 1956, where Judith Butler, a feminist and a famous sociologist , derived and empowered the people around her stating “Gender identity is not a part of a person’s essence but the product and behaviour. It is repeated performing the actions and behaviours – combined with the taboos imposed by the society – that produce what is seen as an essentially masculine or feminine identity”(Butler, Judith.The sociology book). For Karan Johar and for Judith Butler “Gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original”.(Butler,58)Karan Johar, began to develop his personality as a reel of a film. A part of his personality being black that included his fear, insecurities and another part of him being white, his personality enlargement. He was in the process of understanding that darkness cannot be submerged and erased with darkness, only light can overshadow the dark,bringing brightness in his life. Karan not being very sporty, began taking part in a lot of extra curricular activity. It included joining the debate team and began learning french at the Alliance Francaise. In addition, he also joined a public speaking academy named Nazareth. His process was under the invigilation of an elderly gentleman, a teacher Andrew D’souza and his wife Clara who used to do the voice coaching “We can coach you and I can bring a baritone in your voice” (Johar,31). This resulted in boosting his morale. Another instance is, Karan sparking a conversation with the coaches where he was again taken aside by his professor, was told that his gestures were very feminine, his hands flapped a lot and that Karan’s voice was very squeaky. Andrew, the coach suggested that his wife and him would do voice coaching. He said “We can coach you and I can bring a baritone in your voice”.(Johar,32) This idea encouraged him, he thought it would take away all his mixed feelings, he thought he would be accepted and he was finally seeing the light beyond the dark tunnel. He began his journey towards the gleam, as he could see a hope of reflection of his new self. He began going for voice classes. He didn’t tell his mother or father about the classes. Karan told them he was going for computer classes, as he thought that they wouldn’t understand why he wanted to do voice classes. Charles Wright Mills Theory (August 28, 1916 – March 20, 1962)This tuned well with Karan’s voice to Charles Wright Mills voice. The fixation Karan was experiencing, was the theory Charles Wright, a famous sociologist, studied sociological imagination was trying to suggest in the 1950’s that “Many personal troubles must be understood in terms of public issue”.(Wright Mills, Charles 47). In addition he advocated that “Ordinary people do not link their troubles with the issues of the society as a whole (Wright Mills, Charles 47).This statement is a remarkable contribution by Charles Wright Mills in the field of sociology and how social factors can affect an individual. This is why, Charles Wright Mills theory pertains so strongly and serves as a profound platter to “An Unsuitable boy.”He also created a ladder to climb and explore towards the thoughts about how “social imagination can grasp this link and help transform individual lives by tackling social problems”(Wright Mills, Charles 47) Everyone comes alone in this world, we all are dancing to songs but have our own tunes. He invited an individual to bring about a permanent change along with the dark layers of social problems. Charles Wright, believed that social scientists have moral duty to use their knowledge, to reveal individual- social connections objectively. This script and ideology outlines the plot of Karans life as Charles Wright and Karan both created their own world and believed that “Let every man be his own methodologist, let every man be his own theorist”.(Wright Mills, Charles 47) Devising the literal in “An Unsuitable Boy”by Karan JoharDirecting on, whilst Karan being his own theorist and the protagonist of “An Unsuitable Boy”,the syllables that mapped his script have a lot of profundity and depth. Adding on, with every avenue of his life’s journey, the words utilised lit up every route of his literary emotions and the lyrics on the voyage strung a chord to his heart to generate warmth not to himself but to the people who have boarded this excursion with him. To enable his experience in entirety, he “codes” the board with two of his voices. He uses Hindi words “Log aap ka mazak udayenge” which translates to “People will make fun of you”(Johar,29) for his Indian cultural audience. On the other hand, he “switches” to English “I don’t want to be this person who is bound by principles,morality or reality, someone who has to conform to any kind of societal rule” (Johar,vii) to communicate with his spoken English audience. Resulting in steering towards the same route by different roads where Karan has explored himself and his identity with clarity. The surroundings around him enact themselves as signboards, reversing him to travelling onto the other route and navigating his mind with the societal pressures: being a homosexual is not normal. He cracks a pun upon on himself, “I know I am the butt of many jokes” (Johar 173.) Karan divulges that he has received a lot of hatred on a daily basis on social media. He is being ridiculed and not being received very well for the remarks which he has made in regard to his sexual orientation. He at first went through a lot of pain, suffering and mental trauma dealing with this reaction from the masses. However he has learnt to cope with his situation in a lighter manner and cracks a joke upon himself. This has perhaps been done to silence the uncalled for comments. Thus creating an atmosphere filled with laughter but silencing the inner giggles stimulating a thought that is clouded by the belief and stereotypical thoughts of society. He recalls a certain event which will always send a shiver down his spine. An event that left his family terrified. He wrote, “When I look back, the most uneventful part of my life was between Kabhi Khushi Kabhi gham.. I missed out on all the excitement of my film’s release and early run because of the underworld threat” (Johar,70). This unmemorable flashback experience of receiving a threat from the underworld experience fogs the current air of reality, misting upon the audience to relive the moments. Karans mother was so petrified for her son that she instructed him to stay away from the premiere of his own film. Whilst the film fraternity watched the premiere Karan was locked away in a room with two security guards. Such was the plight of a director who could not even be a part of his own victory. He later learnt that he had a received a standing ovation for the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. In the intervention of those gist of moments, Karan tends to pause his present and venture into a new junction of his emotions where he explored a new nerve of his sense perception, his intuition. He has a dialogue with his father and blurts, “I have no idea why these words came out of my mouth- but i looked at him and said- Do you have cancer?”(Johar, 87). It was Karan’s gut feeling that made him say those words, making the audience believe the portrayal of Karan Johar to be the character who is intuitive and shares a strong bond. This reaction was a reflection of his heart-to-heart chat with his Mickey contractor’s friend, makeup artist Rita in which she foreshadowed and informed Karan saying “”Beware of the month of August. Beware of the first two days of August, because you might get some kind of news that might shake up your life”.(Johar,86)This was indication that something unfortunate was going to chance pertaining to his father’s health in the near future which would envelope Karan into an intricate scenario and sealing the readers with engagement and curiosity to connect further.Karan brands his life very metaphorically “I am on a treadmill of life running constantly” (Johar,1)marketing his profession and his life to be a film with very short intervals and just being a saga which never stops. He utilises the word treadmill to describe each breath of his in this intensive workout of life escalates and slows down trying to catch pace to the running twenty four hours of a day. This enables the passengers to catch up with his workout and instructing them of workaholic diet of a busy body. There is an instance where he reflects upon his thoughts about women in society, he said, “I feel strongly about how women are treated in the country and I have opinions. But tomorrow if I offer those opinions, they will say, oh, You shut up your frivolous fool. You’re sitting in your expensive designer wear, who are you to have an opinion”.(Johar, 136)This clearly indicates how society perceives him as an individual. Their opinions moistens the surface of the book, uplifting the theme and drawing comparisons between the rich and the poor. However the ink blurts on how society blots upon cultural ideologies of how rich people are demeaned when they talk about poverty and not vice versa. This evokes a drop of thought in the commuters mind on how thoughts influenced by a society can give you hope and life. But how these thoughts can submerge your mind and drown you away.Karan tranquils the waves of thoughts and bridges upon notion of depression, which Manish Malhotra, a famous Indian designer passed a comment pertaining to Deepika Padukone, a renowned movie star. It was above his level of comprehension and Manish could not fathom how an individual who had an abundance of glamour, appreciation, success be depressed? Karan expressed his juxtapositioning thought on how “The most beautiful people can be the most, messed- up individuals on this earth. Beauty can be a curse as much as it can be an asset”(Johar 196). He expresses beauty to be chaotic that is intervened with a twister of roses flowing from within and gifted from the divine. This helps readers take in the experiences before it fades away between the horizons.Conclusion The edited shades of Karan Johar has emerged as a launchpad for his life story, “An Unsuitable Boy”. This biography is a window to his life, filled with pictorials of his surroundings embodying social, cultural factors influencing his identity. “An Unsuitable Boy” is an extended biopic like his films which expands and touches upon the different horizons of his life, which has moulded him to be what he is today. The feature commences with describing his childhood and his experiences to the purest essence. It wires upon his family history and encrypts it with his emotions and situations he came in contact with. Furthermore,the biography binges the reader into his unsurfaced encounters in his boyhood which plants into his initial stages of discrimination, insecurity and unacceptability which grew with his surroundings. This grew with him internally and externally. In addition, his multiple experiences left an indelible mark on the reader. The society has labelled his individuality as being effeminate when he was a boy, the people he associated criticised his voice, his acting and his body language, leaving a scar on his identity. In addition, his morals and disappointments have a connection with the societal theories.Judith Butler, is a sociologist and her theories discuss gender identity not being a part of a person’s essence but the product and behaviour. This rings true to what Karan Johar actually experienced and how social and cultural factors play such a important role in moulding people’s perception. Charles Wright ‘s theories assists and helps comprehend Karan Johar’s troubled past. It throws light on human troubles which are actually braided with stereotypical mythologies and beliefs one embodies. This influences their personality creating restrictions for themselves and the others around them. In addition, he explains that social imaginations can connect this link helping individuals to transfer their lives by managing social problems. A needle that actually sewed Karan’s and Charles ideology would be “Let every man be his own methodologist, let every man be his own theorist”. (Wright, Mills Charles 47). This elucidates further that Karan wanted to be himself and after he discovered himself, there wasn’t any looking back despite of the social and cultural baggage which pixelated his identity. The language part of the biography has advanced beautifully with the touch of literary devices. The usage is like powerful streaks of lightning throwing additional light making the entire life story alive with their presence without casting a shadow. Furthermore, the language and diction intrigues the reader to read further. Karan Johar educates masses through his literary work, addressing social and cultural issues and makes a bold announcement that he is a homosexual. “Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is, I don’t need to scream it out” (Johar, 173). As one proceeds reading every chapter of this biography it is undoubtedly an eyeopener to the problems faced by homeosexuals in an Indian society. He has a way of communicating his feelings with a dash of power and handing over the feeling of confidence to a reader. He wrote “So if you have an opinion about my sexualaity, then screw you.I don’t care. My life is my life and i have to think ahead about what i have to do.”(Johar, 175). This literary piece of fabulous work is a blessing and a tool helping masses struggling with who they are.The reader gets drawn into Karan’s world of struggles. Karan inks down a tale of love, friendship, family, society, culture and most importantly how these factors have wrapped him as an individual. As this biography arrives at its finale, Karan Johar’s biography “An Unsuitable boy” has empowered millions over the globe. Karan Johar evolves as a hero. In a country like India, to write about sexual orientation is a taboo, but has bravely broken all bonds and drafted a script which accords clarity and leaves Karan free of any guilt. Karan’s feelings and locution have fired up in his social novel but his culture and his experiences have calmed and extinguished his understanding.